State Opportunities and Fellowships
University System of Georgia: Regents' Awards
Each year the University System of Georgia (USG) recognizes teaching excellence with a variety of awards. Please visit the Office of Academic Affairs site for more information about the following awards:
- Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards for Online Teaching
- Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards
- Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards
This program fosters a community of learners around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and provides support while participants design and implement a classroom-based research project. The USG SoTL Fellows Program is offered through the USG Office of Faculty Development.
Faculty cannot apply directly to USG SoTL Fellows Program; instead, they must apply to be the UNG nominee and be chosen to represent our university. This nomination process is being facilitated by the UNG CTLL.
The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program was established by Zell Miller, governor of Georgia, 1991-1999, to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. The program is offered through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia (UGA).
Faculty cannot apply directly to UGA; instead, they must apply to be the University of North Georgia (UNG) nominee and be chosen to represent our university. This nomination process is being facilitated by the UNG Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL).
Academic Year Symposia Program
This program allows participants to attend three-day symposia held six times over the academic year while also engaging in instructional improvement projects on their home campuses. The symposia include a combination of structured instructional and faculty development activities as well as self-directed activities designed to meet individual needs.
The participants receive a stipend for each day of full participation on campus to assist with travel expenses and meals. Lodging is provided by the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program.
Summer Symposium Program
Participants in this program attend a two-week symposium on the University of Georgia campus. The symposium includes a combination of structured faculty development and instructional activities and independent study on the part of each participant.
Participants receive a stipend for each day of full participation on campus to assist with travel expenses and meals. Lodging is provided by the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program.
To be considered as a UNG nominee, please follow the application process outlined below.
Nominees are selected based on the following criteria:
- teaching experience
- interest in continuing instructional and professional development
- ability to have an impact on their campus
- status of full-time, regular faculty
To apply, please clearly identify in all documents the particular program for which the applicant is submitting materials. address document to GTF Nominations Committee. Please fill out the GTF online application and attach these documents:
- Letter of nomination from a department head or coordinator
- Letter of intent from the nominee
- Current curriculum vitae
- One to two page teaching philosophy statement
UNG Application Deadline
UGA Application Deadline
|January 15, 2016||February 5, 2016||
May 16-20, 2016
|2016 -2017||March 1, 2016||April 15, 2016||
Sept. 7-9, 2016
Documents should be submitted via the GTF online application. Address documents to GTF Nominations Committee.
Visit the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program website, for more information on its history, its fellows, their projects, and the Institute of Higher Education.
UNG Participants and Recipients
GTF Summer Symposia 2016
David Smith, Communications, Media & Journalism
GTF Academic Year Symposia 2015-2016
Rosaria Meek, Spanish
GTF Academic Year Symposia 2014-2015
Laura Ng, English
GTF Academic Year Symposia 2013-2014
Jennifer Graff, Visual Arts